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Fire of ’47

WDEA's Chris Popper spoke with Peter Logue, who graduated from MDI High School in 2010, the film maker behind the Fire of '47 which describes the terrible fire that occurred in Bar Harbor on 1947! The film, will be making its premiere at The Criterion Theatre on Sunday, October 1st at 2 PM. Steve Zirkilton narrates the film

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Oldest Pearl Harbor Survivor Returns on 75th Anniversary [VIDEO]

Today is December 7th, 2016, the 75th anniversary of Japan's attack on the US Navy at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, a "Date that will live in infamy". Veterans and survivors are heading back to Pearl Harbor including Ray Chavez, the oldest living Pearl Harbor survivor at 104. Here's his inspiring story of his 3 year mission to return to Pearl Harbor as told by NBC News.

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Bar Harbor’s German Treasure Ship

Considering it is thousands of miles from the battles in Europe, you probably didn't think that Bar Harbor, Maine, had anything to do with World War I.  Wrong!  And, one of the greatest stories of Bar Harbor's involvement in the war features a German cruise ship, rich passengers, and millions of dollars in treasure!

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C-Span, YouTube

The Dark Secrets Of Malaga Island, Maine

I am a born and raised Mainer and I have to admit that I have never heard of Malaga Island and the story behind it. The 40-acre island located at the mouth of the New Meadows River is now owned by the Maine Coast Heritage Trust, but this once small fishing community has a dark secret.

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9 Beautiful Pics That Will Make You Want to Visit Acadia National Park

One of the most beautiful places in the world is right in our backyard and next week starts a big celebration. Next Friday, July 8, will mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of Acadia National Park.

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Photo - Sean Gallup, Getty Images
Photo - Sean Gallup, Getty Images

D-Day 72 Years Ago Today

In the Peanuts comic strip, today's strip has Snoopy swimming by iron crosses in the water, wearing an army helmet, with the caption June 6, 1944 "To Remember...

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Photo Northeast Historic Film via You Tube

Ellsworth Fire of 1933 [VIDEO]

The history of Ellsworth isn't complete without mentioning "The Fire". Unfortunately there isn't anyone alive anymore who can give a first hand account of the fire in 1933 that destroyed 130 homes and buildings.

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Pearl Harbor Day – December 7th A Day That Will Live In Infamy

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day is observed on December 7 to remember and honor all those who died in the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

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Photo by NASA/Newsmakers
Photo by NASA/Newsmakers

July 20 1969 Moon Landing [VIDEO]

Today marks the 47th Anniversary of man’s first landing on the moon. It’s funny, because I know exactly where I was. I was at Yankee Stadium with my father, watching the Yankees playing the Washington Senators...

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British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965) waving to crowds gathered in Whitehall on VE Day, 8th May 1945.   (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965) waving to crowds gathered in Whitehall on VE Day, 8th May 1945. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

VE Day 70 Years Later [VIDEO]

Most of us were not alive when this happened, but we should pay attention and recognize the day. Today, May 8, 1945, 70 years ago, the war in Europe officially ended, as the Allies celebrated their victory over Germany and Italy in World War II...

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